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We all seem to still be alive and well after that solar flare and radiation storm the Earth was bombarded with earlier in the week. In fact it just seems to have created some of the most amazingauroraphotos ever. But NASA’s latest sun video shows the awesome raw power of our star in an ethereal beauty like no other.
We've had plenty of rumours regarding announcement dates, names and even some possible functionality for Microsoft's next home console -- now the latest rumour says MS is planning a late-2013 launch for its next-next-generation home machine.
Apparently O2’s sending some customer phone numbers in the HTTP header to every website they browse over its cellular network. It’s not unusual to send identifier information to sites when you visit -- it’s normally your IP address -- but your phone number? That’s a whole different ball game.
People of Earth. You are DOOOOOOOOOMED. How's that for a cheery sentiment on a Tuesday afternoon? No seriously, you're doomed. There's no hope, not unless you boot up Unstoppable Gorg on your iPad and fight the good fight against an army of bug-eyed aliens. Actually, that sounds like it might be quite fun.
A new infrared image of the Helix Nebula captured by the European Southern Observatory in Chile looks even more like God’s eye looking down on us. It’s almost creepy in its wondrously beautiful haze of red, orange and yellow.
Virgin is apparently mulling over the idea of joining the 4G race with the likes of O2, Everything Everywhere, Vodafone, and Three. If Virgin jumps on board, we could see some real price competition, because 4G’s not going to be cheap when it eventually arrives.
Some enterprising users have managed to hack together Remote Play support for a load of full PS3 games to play them via the PS Vita. They’ve managed to get some triple AAA titles like Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham Asylum working without a hitch too. I want one. Now.
The Oscar Nominations were announced today, and Andy Serkis was left off the list. The actor was highly praised for his motion-capture performance as Caesar the chimp in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and there was a strong campaign to get him recognised in this year's award ceremony, but ultimately it all came to naught. We can't say it's any surprise.
Proving that social media can be a tricky beast to master, McDonald’s #McFailed. The midnight boozer’s Mecca attempted to highlight the good things about its often-criticised burger business. Of course Twitter users had other ideas and #McDStories seriously backfired.
The power of flight is an amazing thing to get your head around, but apparently you’ve been taught wrong. We know a wing blazes through the air with a shape that causes lower pressure on top of it and higher below it, which affectively sucks the wing upwards. However, it’s the shape of the wing not the time it takes the air to travel around it that produces flight.
Google-owned YouTube has published some stats illustrating the growth in our love of sharing cat videos and captioning angry Hitler, claiming an average of 60 hours of new video is now uploaded to the site every minute.
We’re all on the move most of the time these days – some of us jobs where we need to be in lots of different locations, while others are merely on the run from the police after having committed many, many crimes.
Ofcom predicts that demand for wireless radio connections will "more than double" during the London 2012 Olympics, with around 20,000 separate wireless frequencies buzzing through the ether to keep everyone connected to everyone else.
Now that you can actually jailbreak your iPhone 4S without having to be tied to your computer, it’s about time we got some great Siri enhancements out of the jailbreak world. VoiceUtils is a free Cydia tweak that allows Siri to open apps, unlock your phone, reboot it that kind of thing.